What’s the essence of West Coast elegance? Wine country! Devoted to every nuance of the palate (some might call it obsessed), this wedding-in-a-vineyard brings big aesthetic values to the table. And so, designing a wine-themed wedding is pure pleasure. Theatrical touches, maybe, but fussy or prissy? Never! Make good use of rambling oak trees, the …

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how much alcohol for wedding

How much alcohol is consumed at a wedding reception depends on a number of factors. You know your guests, and you what and how much they like to drink. Do they love their Scotch on the rocks, or are they wine and beer people? For most weddings, the crowd is multi-generational, which generally results in a …

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wedding wine

  Expenses, expenses.  Planning a wedding can be so expensive – venue, band, limousines, invitations, hair stylist, flowers, photographer, dress, honeymoon, and countless other expenses – so it’s a good idea for the couple to do their research and determine where and how to save money.  Sometimes, it’s not safe to take a less expensive …

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valentines wine

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and that’s a pretty important time to have a proper wine picked.  You might opt for a sparkling wine, such as a Champagne, Cava, Prosecco, or Sekt, and a sparkling rose is a nice alternative to a brut, especially with its pinkish color. However, you might want to choose something other …

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wedding wine

When planning a wedding, a couple must select several wines to be served at the wedding, usually including at least one white and one red, and usually a sparkling wine as well, for the toast.  A current trend is the support of local businesses and products, and the couple may prefer to use local products …

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Wedding season is winding down and it’s almost time for the holidays.  Lots of newlywed couples will be hosting their first Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s parties.  Hosting a dinner party, especially during the holidays, can be challenging both in terms of planning and cost, but the last thing any couple, especially a newlywed …

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wine weding gift

There are all kinds of guidelines pertaining to gift giving at weddings, anniversaries, and other special occasions, depending on the event, the couple, the location, etc.  Some guests prefer to give money, others prefer to give gifts that will remind the couple of them.  Whatever a gift giver may decide, wine is often a lovely, …

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There are few things more exciting and romantic than a honeymoon, and while a great deal of planning goes into the wedding ceremony and reception, it is very important to plan a most unforgettable and enjoyable honeymoon that the newlywed couple will remember forever.   A truly amazing destination often selected by newlywed couples for …

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wedding bar

No matter your wedding vision, you will at some point need to make decisions on the beverages you will serve your guests, otherwise known as the wedding bar. In the past five years there has been a boom in brides and grooms customizing their bars, and looking at different options than just the standard packages included …

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Wine Wedding Favors Ideas “Wine is the most civilized thing in the world.” — Ernest Hemingway “Good wine is a necessity of life for me.” — Thomas Jefferson To its fans, wine is one of life’s greatest gifts. And, it’s played a leading role in weddings for thousands of years. It’s only natural that those who …

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